Seismic activity

M6.0 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Vanuatu at 15:13 UTC on July 20, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 164.1 km (102 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp6.2 at a depth of 200 km (124 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

July 20, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Kermadec Islands region at 12:11 UTC on July 13, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 12.4 (7.7 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp6.4 at a depth of 39 km (21.1 miles). According to the...

July 13, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Ecuador, school activities suspended

​​A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Ecuador at 02:11 UTC on July 11, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 19.2 km (11.9 miles). The quake was preceded, 10 minutes earlier, by a M5.8 earthquake at a depth of 17.4 km (10.8...

July 11, 2016

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near Tonga at 13:41 UTC on July 10, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 140 km (87.0 miles) NE of Hihifo, Tonga, 176 km (109.4 miles) SW of Apia,...

July 10, 2016

Very strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) as M6.7 hit Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-China border region at 11:17 UTC on June 26, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of...

June 26, 2016

Strong and deep M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of New Ireland, P.N.G.

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near the coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 17:12 UTC on June 21, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 365.3 km (227 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp6.2 at a depth of 367 km....

June 21, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Vanuatu at 09:47 UTC on June 19, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 13.6 km (8.5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 0 km. According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

June 19, 2016

M6.2 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Vanuatu at 13:49 UTC on June 14, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 131.7 km (81.8 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mb6.3 at a depth of 99 km (61.5 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

June 14, 2016

Very shallow M5.2 earthquake, numerous aftershocks registered near Borrego Springs, Southern California

A very shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.2 hit near Borrego Springs, Southern California, US at 08:04 UTC (01:04 local time) on June 10, 2016. Almost 400 small to moderate aftershocks were reported by 13:23 UTC. Four of them had magnitudes 2.8 and...

June 10, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Nicaragua, aftershocks reported

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 (downgraded from M6.4) hit Nicaragua at 03:25 UTC on June 10, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Four aftershocks, with magnitudes ranging from 4.6 to 5.1, were registered by...

June 10, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Malaita, Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Malaita, Solomon Islands at 04:17 UTC on June 10, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 28.4 km (17.7 miles). The epicenter was located 20 km (12.4 miles) WNW of Auki, 104 km...

June 10, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.2 hit off the south coast of Lombok, Indonesia at 04:13 UTC on June 9, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 14 km (8.7 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 29.9km (18.6 miles). EMSC...

June 09, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hit near the coast of Halmahera, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.7 hit near the west coast of Halmahera, Indonesia at 19:15 UTC on June 7, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 51 km (31.7 miles). USGS registered it as M6.3 at a depth of 38.3 km (23.8...

June 07, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Mexico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Mexico at 10:51 UTC on June 7, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 33 km (20.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). According to the USGS, the...

June 07, 2016

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand

A shallow earthquake registered by New Zealand's GeoNet as M6.1 hit Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand at 02:35 UTC on June 6, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 21 km (13 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the...

June 06, 2016

Deep M6.3 earthquake hit near Leksula, Banda Sea, Indonesia

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near Leksula, Banda Sea, Indonesia at 16:25 UTC on June 5, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 428.4 km (266.2 miles). Indonesia's BMKG is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 445 km (276 miles). According to the...

June 05, 2016

Strong M6.5 earthquake hit near the coast of West Sumatra, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered as M6.5 hit near the coast of West Sumatra, Indonesia at 22:56 UTC on June 1, 2016. BMKG (Indonesia) is reporting a depth of 72 km (44.7 miles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 50.8 km (31.5 miles). Geoscience Australia is...

June 02, 2016